Melvin Ray Crawley, 69


Melvin Ray Crawley, 69, of Columbus, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at his home. He was born June 24, 1947, in Greensburg, son of Melvin V. and Cora Marie (Heaton) Crawley. Before retirement, he worked as a tool maker at Cummins for 36 years. He was an Air Force veteran. Melvin was a member of American Legion Welsh-Crawley-Kramer Post 129 in Greensburg, which was named after his uncle, whom died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enjoyed golf, softball, and bowling. Survivors include his children, Jennifer (Matthew) Shell of Goshen, Angela Garriott of West Lafayette, Camron Crawley of Columbus, and Cadie (Kip) Werden of Trafalgar; grandchildren, Elijah and Lidea Shell of Goshen, Gabrielle and Madelyn Garriott of West Lafayette, and Gracie and Karlie Werden of Trafalgar; special companion, Rose M. Snyder of Columbus; sister, Mary Jane (Richard) Kunz of Greensburg; nephew, Mike (Marci) Kunz of Greensburg; and great-niece and nephew, Ella and Mason Kunz. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at Norman Funeral Home, and one hour prior to funeral services. Memorial services begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 29 at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the Crawley family at
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